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Manchin Torpedoes Biden Agenda, Says Dems are Playing 'Shell Games'

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The Democratic agenda took an enormous hit on Monday, and there are now concerns that the Biden agenda as a whole may be cooked as well.

That because Senator Joe Manchin, a moderate Democrat who has long railed against the whims of the progressive left, just dropped a truth bomb on the entire nation.

U.S. President Joe Biden’s domestic agenda suffered a significant setback on Monday when moderate Democratic Senator Joe Manchin announced he would not yet support a $1.75 trillion framework unveiled late last week.

“I won’t support a multi-trillion bill without greater clarity,” Manchin, a holdout who has often served as a critical roadblock to Biden’s agenda, told reporters.

He portrayed the bill as being filled with “shell games” and “budget gimmicks” that would end up costing far more than its $1.75 trillion price tag.
The news was disastrous for President Biden:

Biden has hung his hopes on passing the two bills, and visited Capitol Hill on Thursday to plead with Democratic lawmakers to support his agenda.

“I don’t think it’s hyperbole to say that the House and Senate majorities and my presidency will be determined by what happens in the next week,” Biden told a closed-door meeting with House Democrats, said a source familiar with his remarks.

Also of concern for the Democrats is the potential for catastrophe in the 2022 midterms, as the nation often looks toward a stagnant Congress with disdain instead of patience.

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As a lifelong advocate for the dream promised us in the Constitution, Andrew West has spent his years authoring lush prose editorial dirges regarding America's fall from grace and her path back to prosperity. When West isn't railing against the offensive whims of the mainstream media or the ideological cruelty that is so rampant in the US, he spends his time seeking adventurous new food and fermented beverages, with the occasional round of golf peppered in.